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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1583314.015 - Home Depot Distribution Center

Inspection Information - Office: Allentown


Inspection Nr: 1583314.015
Report ID: 0317900
Open Date: 03/15/2022

Site Address:
Home Depot Distribution Center
8500 Willard Drive
Breinigsville, PA 18031

Mailing Address:
2455 Paces Ferry Road, C19, Atlanta, GA 30339

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 493110/General Warehousing and Storage

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/07/2022


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1875240
Complaint 1875809 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $26,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,125
Current Penalty $26,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,125
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100176 A 09/08/2022 09/19/2022 $11,623 $11,623 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002A Serious 19100178 N06 09/08/2022 09/19/2022 $14,502 $14,502 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01002B Serious 19100178 N07 III 09/08/2022 09/19/2022 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 144519.015
Event: 03/14/2022
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Forklift Forks

At 5:45 p.m. on March 14, 2022, an employee was driving a forklift down the main aisle of a distribution center. A coworker was driving another forklift in th e opposite direction with the forks in the air. The coworker turned left and str uck the employee with the forklift forks. The employee incurred a puncture inju ry to his leg and was killed.

Keywords:forklift, forks, ind trk operator, leg, puncture, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1583314.015 Fatality Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
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